May 13, 2019

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MicroRNA presentations, gurney races highlight upcoming schedule

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center. 


Monday, May 13

Biology faculty to talk MicroRNAs, drug-induced liver injury

Dr. Damian Romero, UMMC associate professor of cell and molecular biology, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology presentation, "MicroRNAs and Drug-induced Liver Injury," at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 13, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Cherese Kelly at 4-1851.  

Tuesday, May 14

Tulane faculty to explore age-related psychiatric symptoms

​Dr. Laurie R. Earls, assistant professor of cell and molecular biology at the Tulane Brain Institute, Tulane University, will give the UMMC Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "It's the Little Things: Micro-RNAs and Micro-peptides in Age-related Psychiatric Symptoms," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, in room N318 (3A) on the North Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Bernadette Grayson at 4-6809.  

Wednesday, May 15

Physiology professor to give TOPMed Project update

​Dr. James G. Wilson, professor of physiology and biophysics, professor of rheumatology and director of the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research, will give the UMMC Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "Update on the Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Project," from 12:15-1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820. 

Thursday, May 16

Gurney race teams to vie for Golden Stethoscope​

The race will be on for the coveted Golden Stethoscope. In celebration of National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week, 26 five-person UMMC clinical, non-clinical and student teams will take part in a gurney relay race from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in front of the student union.

Gurney teams also will employ wheelchairs and crutches in their quest to win. The team to beat is the reigning racers from 2018, Smooth Operators of the Batson Children's Hospital OR.

The event will include a "celebrity" dunking booth, food trucks and music by DJ Chris Young. For more information, call 5-9159.

Friday, May 17

Faith understanding group to consider inexistence of God

Subhi Talal Younes, a fifth-year M.D./Ph.D. student, will give the UMMC Faith Seeking Understanding Interest Group presentation, "What if God Does Not Exist?" from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, May 17, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Russell Roberts at

Wednesday, May 22

Geffen professor to note good, bad, ugly red blood cells​

Dr. Jonathan S. Jahr, professor emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, will give the UMMC Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, "Red Blood Cells: Good, Bad, Ugly and Solutions," from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in room LH122 of the medical education building.

For more information, email Cathy Braboy at


MEW club to discuss substance abuse treatment barriers

Dr. Kevin Freeman, associate professor and director of the Office of Medical Student and Resident Research in the Division of Neurobiology and Behavior Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club meeting, “Understanding Barriers to Specialty Substance Abuse Treatment among Latinos,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in conference room D on the second floor of the student union.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The session is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Felicia Caples at 5-9019 or email her at

Tuesday, May 28

SGSHS graduating student to explain Good Friday science

Edgar Meyer, Clinical Anatomy Program graduating student in the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, will give the Catholic Students Association talk, "Anatomy of the Crucifixion: The Science Behind Good Friday," at noon on Tuesday, May 28, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email

Thursday, May 30

Nebraska faculty to talk pre-transplant bariatric surgery​

Dr. Corrigan L. McBride in the Department of Surgery-General Surgery at the Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, will give the UMMC Department of Digestive Diseases presentation, "Bariatric Surgery in the Pre-Transplant Patient," at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, in classroom 4A (N413).

For more information, email Cassey Jones at

Wednesday, June 5

Preventive medicine fellow to give MS health policy overview

Dr. Akeem A. Adebayo, UMMC preventive medicine fellow, will give the Department of Preventive Medicine presentation, "Overview of Mississippi Health Policy Fellowship," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, on the first floor of the New Guyton library.

For more information, email Ivory Stuckey at

Saturday, June 8

1 in 100 community event to address congenital heart disease

​University Heart and Children's of Mississippi will host a free patient and family symposium, "1 in 100: Growing Up with Congenital Heart Disease," from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Classroom Wing.

The event will include a discussion of the challenges of growing up with congenital heart disease and the important of lifelong care, a tour of the Heart Center, an echocardiogram demonstration, information about insurance coverage and interaction with heart doctors.

UMMC CHD patients and their families are invited. For more information or to register, call 4-4567 or email